The transition from corporate ladder to the entrepreneurial ladder is not easy. It's not a straight path, and there are a number of logistical and psychological layers at play which could hold you back.
In this video, I want to talk about the things you don't normally hear when it comes to this transition. I've been on both ladders, and I want to give you more insight to help you with the decisions that you'll have to make for yourself and your future.
From architect, to getting laid off and starting my own business in 2008, here's my story.
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Dear person, who reads it. Yes, I mean exactly you! Maybe we don’t know each other. Still, I want to say, that I believe in you! You will certainly achieve your dreams and your happiness! Just don’t give up and be honest with yourself! Now you have at least one person who constantly believes in you, which means you are fated to realize your dreams! No doubts here ^)
*Best wishes for you ❤️ from a friendly YouTuber.*
Thank you, Pat. This helps. I’m on the corporate ladder, gazing at the entrepreneurship ladder while ALSO on the school ladder, having no clue where it even leads, lol. As I age, making leaps is getting scarier, but… not happy where I am, so gotta do somethin, lol! Thanks for the book recommendation too. 👍🏿👍🏿
Straight talk from Pat, always appreciated. I especially like the end; don’t forget that just because you try entrepreneurship for a time, that doesn’t mean you can’t return to corporate. I’ve bounced back and forth for years as my career evolved and changed and it’s given me an appreciation for the upsides of both.
To young entrepreneurs: Its never too early to start on your idea! If you are living at home with your parents, even better, lower life costs so you can afford to take the risk. Go for it!
Are you doing my friend you got what it takes to keep on pressing hard
If nothing else, at least you’ve found that beard. And that’s a good thing.
You’re such an amazing storyteller, Pat!
The best spamming message ever! ❤🧡💛
Thanks for all you’ve done, Pat! I successfully “Let go” of my full time job earlier this year and am now making five figures a month with my online business and have way more flexibility with my time. I have enough money to book a trip out to Orlando with my kiddo and boyfriend over the Fall to go to Disney and Universal. No need for millions — I’m content right where I’m at. 🙂
Amazing story. Truly inspiring. I think some of us in our young twenties (the Gen Z/Millennials) would love to be in this position. However, I’ve read the book ‘Be so great that they can’t ignore you’ and it talks about the concept of leveraging your capital, whether that’s your social or monetary capital. And I think its improtant to mention that although moving full-time in the entrepreneurial world, you need that plan that you mentioned with an integrated safety net that will keep you going for that six to eighteen months that you give yourself to make it work. Its all about calculated risks.
OH MY GOSH! I knew you looked familiar! I saw “I’m Fine, Thanks” back in 2012 and it awoke something in me back then, that I now realize I have been on a mission to accomplish. Thank you so much for allowing the circumstances that you experienced back then, to change you into the person you are today. Your story is inspiration to so many, and that inspiration is live giving.
This was pretty powerful Pat.
I’m in a huge spot right now and is where you noted, my corporate job needs my attention way more and my YouTube channel suffers. I’m either way to tired at the end of the day to commit to YouTube hustle. Also, having young kids too, that I want to make sure I spend as much time with them as possible. There’s weeks where I crush it, but then there’s weeks where I’m in a rut.
I’m looking for a lesser role currently so that I can possibly spend more time on the hustle. My side hustle isn’t where I need it to be yet for me to take the foot off the the corporate ladder. It’s tough.
when i saw the thumbnail i thought the ladders were just painted in cool to see mini ladders
Wow! That brings back memories, the kids were so young in that documentary! So glad to have reconnected with you!
Thank you I’m gripping the middle rung on the legal field ladder while my other hand on the bottom rung of a creative entrepreneurship ladder and I feel stuck between the two
This was really helpful, Pat. I’m doing Youtube (5 years now) and various courses that people can take. But, I’m also a full-time college professor (sort of “climbed that ladder” for 20 years). I often feel pretty maxed out by doing them both. Thankfully, the vacations and summers help me keep up with the channel. I’m feeling the difficulty of juggling it all. But, I still love both.
“Will it fly” is such a good book!
Love the self awareness and kindness @The Hungry Hussey
Helpful content about being an entrepreneur and climbing the ladder to success !! YES “Will it fly,” is an amazing book that’s well worth checking out.
I got let go in December 2020 due to restructuring. To be honest my heart wasn’t into my IT job anymore. I didn’t want to do it anymore and if I got another IT job I would have been miserable. Currently I am working on self-publishing my first graphic novel, Tiger Dragon: The Rebirth. The story is done, I just need to sort out the page order and layout. My goal is to become the next marvel comics and to do what Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby did. Creating these stories has rejuvenated me and given me a zest for life that was missing in my IT job. I’m grateful for the skills that I have learned in IT because they are useful. Currently I am making no money from my side hustle apart from YouTube which is about £150 per month, however I am having fun and this does not feel like work.
“JEFFREY BEZOOOS! YOU DID IT!” Cool reference to INSIDE 🙃 And great video.